Thursday, February 20, 2020

Jay McGuinness & Kimberley Walsh star in Sleepless, full cast announced

Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh and Daniel Casey will star as Sam, Annie and Walter respectively in SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle. Who el…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Big The Musical Stars Jay McGuiness & Kimberley Walsh to Reunite in Sleepless in Seattle Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh, the talented stars who fell in love nightly in the West End premiere of Big the Musical, will let sparks fly again this spring in a world premiere musical …

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Max von Essen, Annie Golden, More Will Sing Work of James B. Rubio in Free NYC Concert by Andrew Gans

John Znidarsic hosts the evening for the Broadway's Future Songbook series.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Livestreaming a performance of The Hands That Feed You by Annie Danger

By . The VORTEX presents the debut of Annie Danger’s new work, The Hands That Feed You, livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 13 February 2020 a…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Indecent Proposal Musical to Receive World Premiere at Southwark Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Southwark Playhouse has announced the upcoming musical Indecent Proposal, inspired by the novel by Jack Engelhard (and widely known for its popular 1993 film adaptation). Charlotte …

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

​Top College Theatre Programs You Might Not Know, but Should; Part 1, the Southern US Schools​ by Performerstuff

Top College Theatre Programs You Might Not Know, but Should; Part 1, the Southern US Schools Written by Michelle J. Evans January 27, 2020 As a professional Acting and Audition coa…

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16,000-Square Foot Warehouse in Brooklyn Will Provide Lab Space for Directors by Olivia Clement

Stevie Walker Webb, Annie Dorsen, and Jenny Koons are the inaugural directors at the yet-to-open Mercury Store.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Spike Lee To Film David Byrne’s American Utopia for Future Release by Andrew Gans

The theatrical concert reunites Oscar- and Grammy-winning musician Byrne with Here Lies Love’s Alex Timbers and Annie-B Parson.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Silent Sky’ at Ford’s Theatre by Mary Ann Johnson

Henrietta Leavitt and her glass-ceiling-shattering compatriots, Annie Canon and Williamina Fleming, are the subject of Lauren Gunderson’s 2011 play, “Silent Sky” which covers about 20 …

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MUSICAL OF THE MONTH: Applause: The Creatives by JK

In this final installment of January's Musical of the Month series, we take a look back at the creative team behind Applause.  The writing and design teams are chock full of Broadway royal…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lookback: the trouble with Woody Allen by Terry Teachout

From 2004: On the surface, Annie Hall purports to tell the tale of how his peculiarities alienate the woman he loves, but its true subject matter is how their relationship actually makes D…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

FROZEN 2 and Josh Gad Take Home 2020 Annie Awards; Full List!

Frozen 2 has taken home two Annie Awards! Josh Gad won the award for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for his role of lovable snowman Olaf. The film also won the award for Anim…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

MUSICAL OF THE MONTH: Applause: The Cast by JK

This week, let's take a look at the people who were in the Musical of the Month - the multiple Tony nominated company of Applause. Among them are once and future TV and movie stars, legends …

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Johnny Haymer: “Some Time You Make Me So Mad!” by Trav S.D.

The career of Johnny Haymer (Haymer Lionel Fileg, 1920-1989) is kind of small fry but I do like the arc of it. Though he might be best remembered as Sgt. Zale on M*A*S*H (1974-79), it was hi…

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020

#TBT: Watch Ado Annie’s Oklahoma! Showstopper “I Cain’t Say No” Through the Decades

See how the Oklahoma! showstopper "I Cain't Say No" has transformed through the years.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Bunny's Book Club illustrates the love of a good story by Marissa Oberlander

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries brings children and animals together for a family-friendly yarn. Based on Annie Silvestro's children's book of the same title, this Li…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Final Bow: Ali Stroker Reflects on Her Time as One of Oklahoma!'s "Gutsy Women"

Stroker won a 2019 Tony for her performance as Ado Annie in Daniel Fish's reimagined production.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

The Search for Roxie Finds Chicago's Next Leading Lady in Emma Pittman by Caitlin Moynihan

The name on everybody's lips is going to be Emma Pittman! A finalist in The Search for Roxie, Pittman auditioned in front of previously announced judges and Chicago icons Ann Reinking, Bebe …

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Theatre Music News: The Gordon Center presents ‘McArdle & McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim and Hamlisch” by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie, two of Broadway’s most endearing leading ladies, who starred in two of Broadway’s most iconic shows (Annie and A Chorus Line) bring their ever-vibra…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Call Answered: Antonia Vivino: "Heathers: The Musical" + "Frozen Live" by Adam Rothenberg

Just like the Charmed ones, the Vivino sisters have “The Power Of Three” when it comes to music. After interviewing Donna & Natalia in 2019, I am thrilled to get to interview Antonia…

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Obituary: Sheila Mercier – stage and screen actor who played Annie Sugden in Emmerdale for 22 years by Michael Quinn

Sheila Mercier will be best remembered as the stern matriarch Annie Sugden in ITV’s Emmerdale Farm (latterly, Emmerdale) for 22 years from

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Reba McEntire Reflects on Her Time on Broadway and What Current Show Tune Would Make a Great Country Song by Mark Peikert

Before her new arena tour launches March 20, the 2020 Grammy Award nominee talks about starring in Annie Get Your Gun, why Broadway was the hardest job of her life, and if there's a Broadway…

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Annie Wigzell obituary by Nick Wigzell

My mother, Annie Wigzell, who has died aged 94, was a casting director at the National Theatre from its early days at the Old Vic with its first director, Laurence Olivier, and then with Pet…

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

The theater legends we lost in 2019: From the creator of ‘Annie’ to Rhoda by Michael Riedel

The theater lost three giants in 2019: Hal Prince, Franco Zeffirelli and Carol Channing. Here, in their own words, are several other greats worth remembering. Diahann Carroll Diahann Carroll…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

How Oklahoma! and Ali Stroker made Broadway history in 2019 by Maureen Lee Lenker

Known affectionately as “the Oklahoma! that f—s,” this Rodgers and Hammerstein revival broke away from its roots, with its in-the-round presentation and potent carnal energy. But the b…

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Sam Helfrich by Zack Calhoon

Sam Helfrich’s credits include Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, Benny & Joon, Half Time, The Outsider, Annie, New Voices (Paper Mill Playhouse); In The Closet (Theatre Row); Twelfth N…

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What 8 Broadway Musicals Received the Sequel Treatment? by Logan Culwell-Block

From The Phantom of the Opera to Annie, Playbill details the eight musicals that earned sequels—and where those productions are now.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

VIDEOS: Ali Stroker and Rebecca Naomi Jones of OKLAHOMA! Perform R&H GOES POP! Tracks

Two special R&H Goes Pop! Studio Sessions has been released, featuring Tony Award-winner Ali Stroker (Ado Annie) performing “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top,” and Rebecca Naomi Jon…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Rapunzel review at the Egg, Bath – ‘an inventive, gently subversive treat’ by Rosemary Waugh

The Egg’s Christmas shows are consistently a delight and this year’s Rapunzel, written by Annie Siddons and directed by Nik Partridge, is

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Rapunzel review – tangled tale of a bad hair day by Chris Wiegand

The Egg, BathSome scenes sparkle in Annie Siddons’ version of the fairytale but this unruly show is as long and knotty as the heroine’s locks A wild boar squats centre stage and, much to…

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